Standardized GPA proposal draws scrutiny from Texas educators

High school courses in such things as arts, career or technical fields would no longer count toward students' GPAs under a proposal being considered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which oversees public colleges and universities and is trying to develop a formula for high schools to use in calculating GPAs to ensure a uniform standard for higher-education admissions. Under the plan, only courses in English, math, science, social studies and foreign languages would count toward a four-point grading scale, with AP, IB and dual-enrollment courses meriting an extra point.

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